1st Edition

Doing Gender Diversity Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience

    572 Pages
    by Routledge

    574 Pages
    by Routledge

    This cutting-edge reader demonstrates the multiple ways in which the universe of gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The selections focus on gender itself - how gender operates socioculturally, exists, functions, and is presented in micro and macro interactions. In order to avoid balkanization, the authors examine the various ways in which culture intersects with individuals to produce the range of presentations of self that we call 'gender', from people born male who become adult men to lesbian women to transmen, and everyone else on the diverse gender spectrum.

    Empirical ~Theory Section I The Basics of Gender CHAPTER 1 GENDER DIVERSITY AND THE BINARY ?~ 1 Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman Doing Gender ?~ 2 Judith Lorber Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender ?~ 3 Patricia Hill Collins Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection @ 4 Jesse Walker The Death of David Reimer: A Tale of Sex, Science, and Abuse @# 5 Zachary I. Nataf Whatever I Feel ... % 6 Suzanne J. Kessler Defining and Producing Genitals + 7 Catherine Lord Subject: Her Baldness Meets Beth and Gets High on Gender @+ 8 Kate Bornstein Hoowahyoo? Chapter 1 Study Questions CHAPTER 2 LEARNING HOW TO DO GENDER ~ 9 Abigail A. Fuller What Difference Does Difference Make? Women, Race-Ethnicity, Social Class, and Social Change % 10 Natalie Adams and Pamela Bettis Commanding the Room in Short Skirts: Cheering as the Embodiment of Ideal Girlhood % 11 C. J. Pascoe Dude, You're a Fag: Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse @ 12 Robert Jensen Masculine, Feminine or Human? % 13 Aida Hurtado and Mrinal Sinha More than Men: Latino Feminist Masculinities and Intersectionality % 14 Tracey Lee Trans(re)lations: Lesbian and Female to Male Transsexual Accounts of Identity %# 15 Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: Doing Gender across Cultural Worlds Chapter 2 Study Questions Section II The Microcosm of Gender: Individuals in Context CHAPTER 3 CONSTRUCTING THE GENDERED BODY % 16 Dionne P. Stephens and April L. Few The Effects of Images of African American Women in Hip Hop on Early Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Physical Attractiveness and Interpersonal Relationships #% 17 Virginia Braun In Search of (Better) Sexual Pleasure: Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery @+ 18 Max Beck My Life as an Intersexual %+ 19 Jamison Green Part of the Package: Ideas of Masculinity among Male-Identified Transpeople @+# 20 Sean 201 Diary of an Anorexic %~ 21 Kathl


    Lis Maurer, Rebecca F Plante